In a cost-cutting move, Autoliv Inc. is moving its labor-intensive airbag cushion cut and sew operations in North America from Ogden, Utah, to Queretaro, Mexico. The Ogden plant will lose about 450 jobs, while 40 non-production employees remain. In Europe, Autoliv is moving similar work from Holland to lower-cost Poland.

BMW of North America LLC selects OnStar competitor ATX Technologies of Dallas, TX, and Cross Country Automotive Services of Boston to develop roadside assistance services for its model year '03 vehicles. Services to be offered: automatic collision notification and one-touch emergency call response.